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Author Topic: HELP PLEASE  (Read 1991 times)

jshelagh

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HELP PLEASE
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:55:10 AM »
GREETINGS FROM SCOTLAND!
I HAVE JUST TURNED 80 AND I AM LOSING MY SIGHT.
I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF ANY OF YOU GUYS COULD
SUGGEST WAYS OR APPS THAT CAN HELP ME KEEP
USING MY LAPTOP.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH 8)
Jodis Shelagh

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 01:27:24 AM »
There is a program in widows I think called magnifier, it enlarges the screen. Though not sure how to find it in windows, you might want to do a search for it.

jshelagh

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 01:37:07 AM »
THANK YOU.  DO YOU KNOW OF A PROGRAM THAT CAN READ ALOUD?
Jodis Shelagh

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 02:35:06 AM »
In Windows 7: Start->Accessories->Ease Of Access

Magnifier & Narrator

2013-08-29 17_37_07-Start menu.png

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »

This was posted yesterday. He talks about "JAWS" a screen reader - I checked it out but it's almost $900 for personal use :(
http://www.freedomsc...AWS-product-page.asp


Hi, I am a german government employee and 64 yeaers old. I am blind since 1975. Since 1985 I work with computers that have  a software called Screen Reader (JAWS=Job Access with Speech) that speaks out the written Text of the Display.

It might be worth sending Ulrich a PM though - he also says he is "in charge of a computer Club for blind people, and my hobby is the testing of software, if it can be used by blind people."
You can send him a personal message here:
http://www.donationc...=pm;sa=send;u=409143


I also did a search and came across this page which talks about free screen readers:
http://www.thefreeco....shtml#screenreaders
Tom

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 03:32:09 PM »
I think the category that might help you is called "assistive software."  One source of assistive programs is FX Software, here in the UK.  Quite a few applications designed to help people with imperfect sight.

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 03:47:22 PM »

As a simple thing you can do in many programs such as browsers is "zoom". So look under Vew Menus and then you can zoom your way to a larger size. There are also keyboard commands such as control and the + key that zoom in as well.

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 03:38:25 AM »
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP :D
Jodis Shelagh

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Re: HELP PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 09:25:12 AM »
Best of luck with it jschelagh!
Tom